I'd like to know what are minimum requirements to access on Careers 2.0 depending on the account access?

Those requirements are assessed only on the first submission or even if evaluate according time to time.

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    It's a secret.
    – Shawn Chin
    Oct 2, 2012 at 8:22
  • why should it be?
    – Luigi
    Oct 2, 2012 at 8:39
  • According to the linked post, it is to avoid users gaming the system. However, that post is from a long time ago. Perhaps things have changed since.
    – Shawn Chin
    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:31

1 Answer 1


AFAIK, there are three ways to get a Careers profile.

  1. Wait for an invite. Invitation is based on your participation on Stack Overflow. The actual criteria for issuing invites appear to be secret to avoid users gaming the system.
  2. Get an invite from someone who has already has an account1.
  3. Be involved in Open Source code development. If you have a GitHub or CodePlex account, you can try getting a Careers account on the back of your involvement there. Again, I believe the criteria is not disclosed.

1 Yes, I have invitations to spare, but I generally offer then only to those I know personally and can vouch for or those whose work I am aware of.

  • I have i project on GitHub but my invitation it's already pending...it's updated?
    – Luigi
    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:47
  • I don't know that criteria they use to judge a GitHub account, but merely having a project may not be enough. I believe the system also take into account how active the project is, the number of followers/contributors, etc.
    – Shawn Chin
    Oct 2, 2012 at 10:00

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